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June 16, 2009 5:34:25 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: THIS WEEK
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: MOVIES, STREAMING AND GAMING
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: WWW.PIXMANIA.COM/PT
PARTS PREFERENCES: INTEL
OVERCLOCKING: Yes



Hi,

Thank you for your help building this one. I have been not so much in touch with hardware. I need some advice on parts and potential better alternatives, like GPU, HDD, Monitor or even memory. I would like to get the best performance for this budget. I plan tooverclock the E5200 and buy a better one later.

E5200 - 49,90€

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R - 107€

Samsung TFT 22" Wide SyncMaster T220 - 179€

OCZ PC Reaper HPC Edition Dual Channel 2 x 2GB 1066 - 54,90

Corsair PC CMPSU-450VXEU - 450 W - 65€

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB (ST3500418AS) - 49,90€

GPU?

514,70 € = 711$

Im already at the budget without GPU!!
June 16, 2009 8:38:46 PM

http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/2447996/art/acer/monitor-...

you could also get a 24" for the same price. I can't figure out how to see the specs since I don't know Portuguese, but you won't see the difference between 5ms and 2ms (you can't really see anything under 8ms refresh rate), and HDMI isn't important on a computer monitor.
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June 16, 2009 9:39:34 PM

Thank you. Im am thinking on streching the budget to allow a better GPU. For that resolution 1650x1050 do you recomend 4850 4890 or the 260? Maximum of 160€.
For this GPU´s, is the PSU of 450 sufficient?

One more question, would the memory be good for overclocking since I was planning on buying DDR800.

And for last, would this board be better than ASUS P5Q PRO?

Thank you again, cannot do this without your advise!
June 16, 2009 10:38:50 PM

The Corsair 450VX will power the 4850 with no problem, and probably be fine with the GTX 260. It may have trouble with a 4890.

The P5Q pro is a crossfire motherboard, and so is better in that way.

If you had, for instance, a Corsair 650W PSU and that P5Q pro, you could eventually run two 4850s in crossfire.

Since that's probably not in your plans, stick with the Gigabyte board.

DDR2 800 will work fine with the E5200 for overclocking. Try to get RAM that operates at 1.8V though.
June 17, 2009 2:01:32 PM

Proximon said:
Actually, there can be. My monitor recommendation is based on this:
http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&t...


Thanks, that's a buttload of information I need to read through. Just for the record, I've got a Westinghouse 24" /w 8ms response time and I couldn't be happier. Looks like you're a bit more informed on the subject though :) 
June 17, 2009 2:28:04 PM

Thank, do u think that a 550 would suit the 4890? For this monitor resolution what best performance/ would you consider for a GPU?

Im planning to use DDR1066 as in first post.

thanks





Proximon said:
The Corsair 450VX will power the 4850 with no problem, and probably be fine with the GTX 260. It may have trouble with a 4890.

The P5Q pro is a crossfire motherboard, and so is better in that way.

If you had, for instance, a Corsair 650W PSU and that P5Q pro, you could eventually run two 4850s in crossfire.

Since that's probably not in your plans, stick with the Gigabyte board.

DDR2 800 will work fine with the E5200 for overclocking. Try to get RAM that operates at 1.8V though.

June 17, 2009 2:30:33 PM

If you're going to stick with a single GPU solution, then a 500W or 550W should power just about anything you can throw in the computer with enough headroom to not have to worry about it.
June 17, 2009 7:27:10 PM

Yep. The Corsair 550VX is a great PSU.
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